Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Jon Wells, whose 30-year career at Midmark Corp. included jobs in sales and marketing, will take over as CEO on April 1.
The Dayton, Ohio, company, which manufactures equipment for use in the veterinary, dentistry and human medicine professions, reported that Wells will replace CEO John Baumann, who is keeping his seat on the board of directors.
Wells was promoted to president in September 2020, a role Baumann held for 18 years.
“Jon is uniquely qualified for this role,” Baumann said of Wells’ appointment to CEO. “Through his deep market and customer knowledge, thought leadership and insight, he has an expansive network in health care and amongst Midmark’s channel partner communities.”
Wells became a Midmark vice president in 2012.
“As vice president of marketing … he played a significant role in Midmark’s rebranding efforts, which included the assessment, customer research, ideation and implementation of Midmark’s new brand identity across the organization,” the company stated.
Anne Eiting Klamar, Midmark’s board chair, applauded Baumann, the outgoing CEO.
“He has led through a period of tremendous growth for the company while he added to the culture that we all cherish,” she said. “He always exhibited integrity and courage that has been especially appreciated through this time of COVID-19 and economic crisis. John is an energizing, charismatic, thoughtful leader and we are grateful that he will continue to serve on our board of directors.”
Under Baumann’s tenure, Midmark grew by 550 employees and added 265,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.
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